At Visions Treatment Centers, teen schizotypal personality disorder treatment plans are individually tailored therapy programs, tackling erroneous or harmful thinking, and helping teens distinguish between “odd” or unusual thoughts, and other thoughts. If an adolescent is uncomfortable in social situations, a big part of teen schizotypal personality disorder treatment will focus on improving basic social skills and tackling anxiety.
Schizotypal personality disorder is an eccentric personality disorder characterized by odd or unconventional thinking. Schizotypal personality disorder is more common in families with a history of schizophrenia. However, while schizotypal personality disorder can include episodes of psychosis and complex delusions, these aren’t common. Teen schizotypal personality disorder may have inappropriate thoughts and may misinterpret how events around them are related to them.
These include “ideas of reference”, or the concept of unrelated events being in some way connected to oneself. This includes being susceptible to conspiracy theories. They often struggle with intense social anxiety and isolating emotions. They tend to be distrustful of others, and likely to believe in odd or magical concepts, including a strong predisposition towards superstitious thinking, or psychic beliefs.